'98 Buick Lesabre Custom Shifter Problem

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Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 12:47 PM about the 1998 Buick LeSabre Custom

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, recently my '98 Buick Lesabre hasn't been going into gear. It starts up normally, and
the fluids are at their norms, but once I put the gear into drive it acts like its in neutral.
I've had a my dad who take a look at it while I changed the gears, and he brought up it
could be the shifter unit may not be receiving the signal to actually switch.

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7,185

Check to see if shift cable is binding or broken.

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63,315

Will it move in reverse? -Jim

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No it won't go into reverse either, and is the shift cable easily view able?

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63,315

If you have a floor shifter the cable will be viewable once you remove the top of the center console. If it's a column shifter you should be able to see the linkage move from the engine compartment near the firewall. HTH. -Jim

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Would it have anything to do with the TCM transmission control module?

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63,315

It could. Is the check engine or service engine soon light on? HTH. -Jim

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Yes it is.

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7,185

Time to have it scanned

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63,315

Definitely, scan the computer and post the trouble code(s). We can then help further. -Jim

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